After the first leg between Real Madrid and Atletico to win the Super Cup of Spain, the Rojiblanco grouping coach thinks that the odds of winning the trophy are presently 50-50.
The first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish Super Cup ended 1-1, the goals being scored by James Rodriguez (’81) and Raul Garcia (’88). Even if Real had many occasions Atletico resisted and managed to go unbeaten from the field of the European champion.
All will be decided in the return match at the Vicente Calderon, which will take place on Friday evening and Altetico coach Diego Simeone believes that at the moment the chances of the two teams to win the Super Cup are 50-50.
“They scored the goal against us at the end and we still found the strength to tie and have a 50-50 chance at home,” Simeone said.
“They have very good players and that’s a lot when you think you can win with a 0-0.
“We set out for a match within the characteristics of the team that we are, so we could have our chances.
“We played more as we wanted than as they wanted, we defended close to our box and we had three or four chances to score.”